In a joint statement following their meeting last Friday (November 11th) with the Chief Executive of NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire, Simon Trickett, Rachel Maclean, MP for Redditch, and Kirsty Southwell from Save the Alexandra Hospital said:
“It was a constructive meeting with Simon Trickett, Chief Executive of NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire, and our conversations will continue. This isn’t the end, but only the beginning of working together for the betterment of the people of Redditch.
“Whilst we didn’t get the answers we wanted on returning a maternity and children’s service to the Alexandra Hospital, the fight will continue, and by working together we’re determined to secure the return of these services – something we all want to see.
“Despite this, we all agreed there are areas where we can make positive change and improvements at the Alex.
“This includes improving hospital transport, working together to explore what other non-emergency services can be provided for women and children at the Alex in the future, ensuring residents are aware of the wide range of services the Alex does provide and improving the care and bereavement services for families who have experienced pregnancy or baby loss.
“These are positive steps forward that we can take and will improve the healthcare residents will receive.
“We all passionately support the Alex and we all want what’s best for it. It is that which brings us together to continue fighting for the return of services to our hospital.”